Moni Panagias Kounistras


From Troulos, a paved road winds 4km north and inland to the serene, uninhabited 17th-century Moni Panagias Kounistras, well worth seeking out for its beautiful flower-filled grounds and the fine frescoes adorning its katholikon (church).

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1. Megalos Aselinos Beach

0.79 MILES

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2. Mikros Aselinos Beach

0.82 MILES

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3. Ligaries Beach

1.32 MILES

Backed by a sea of greenery, this golden-white sand-and-pebble north-coast strand has clear aqua water, a respectable taverna and a smattering of sun…

4. Kehria Beach

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5. Mandraki Beach


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6. Koukounaries Beach

1.97 MILES

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7. Vromolimnos Beach

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8. Agia Eleni Beach


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